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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz leads the Economic Policy Institutes’ Perkins Project on Worker Rights and Wages, a policy response team that tracks the Trump administration’s wage and employment policies. She also heads EPI’s efforts to advance a worker-centered policy agenda.

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We Don't Have a Labor Shortage in the US, We Have a Crisis of Low Wages

Don't easily believe claims that there's a lack of people to fill jobs. What’s really going on is that employers aren't offering workers a living wage.

Heidi Shierholz ·

Mother's Day Is a Good Time to Acknowledge That Care Work Powers Our Economy

Care isn't a burden for women and families to shoulder alone. It's the foundation of our economy, and it deserves to be treated as such.

Heidi Shierholz ·

Unless Congress Acts, Millions of Americans Will Soon Be Left With No Safety Net

To get the economy back on track in a reasonable timeframe, we need policymakers to pass roughly $3 trillion in fiscal support now, with the first $2 trillion hitting the economy between now and mid-2022.

Heidi Shierholz ·

Millions Will Lose Unemployment Benefits in December Unless GOP Senators Act

Unemployment claims rise for second week in a row.

Heidi Shierholz ·

Not Just Cruel, GOP Blocking Unemployment Aid Is Terrible Economics

With unemployment benefits for millions of workers set to expire in December, Senate Republicans must stop blocking aid.

Heidi Shierholz ·

Thanks to Mitch McConnell, 30 Million Workers Head Into Election Day Unnecessarily Hurting

It is both cruel and terrible economics that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate last Tuesday with no COVID relief.

Heidi Shierholz ·

Let's Be Very Clear: Senate Republicans Have Failed Every Struggling American Family

It is cruel, and bad economics, to withhold stimulus aid.

Heidi Shierholz ·

With Millions of People Out of Work, the Senate’s Inaction Is Not Only Cruel, It’s Bad Economics

When these programs expire, millions of these workers and their families will be financially devastated.

Heidi Shierholz ·

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